Some years ago I tried a mythtv frontend (from memory it was called XBMC or something similar) on an early Raspberry Pi (PCB dated 2011) but found it too slow to be usable. From memory I think video playback was OK (I had bought the MPEG-2 licence.) but navigating the menus was slow.
I see there's now a mythtv-light frontend and I also have a faster Pi going spare - a Pi 2B v1.1 dated 2014.
Do you guys have any suggestions as to what's the best way to go now? Options seem to be to use the mythtv-light frontend or some non-mythtv package, either of which will connect across the network to my mythtv server. Or buy a Pi 3. Or wait and see if a Pi 4 is released.
My main reasons for wanting to add the Pi to my system are
- the server's video card won't do full 1080 and for various reasons it would be a pain to upgrade it.
- I would rather locate the server somewhere away from the TV.
So, the basic query is: Do you have any suggestions on which package to use, and on what Pi hardware would be needed for that package?